Dear Readers,

If all breeders, exhibitors, handlers, dog judges – and, by and large, everyone closely or remotely involved in the FCI’s dog shows and championships – know the exact denomination of our large federation, and even have knowledge of the city and country that are home to its global headquarters, not so long ago, not many inhabitants of Thuin and its neighbouring localities knew about the FCI and its corporate name. But things have changed a lot! The most significant burst in our local promotion scheme took place with the celebration of our Centenary in 2011, when our city was elevated to the status of Thuin, World Capital of Dogs. The latest large-scale campaign was conducted on the occasion of the inauguration of the new extension to our offices in 2015.

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Marie Luna Durán
FCI Marketing & Public Relations Manager
September-October Dog shows in India

The Madras Canine Club, an affiliate of the Kennel Club of India, hosted its two National All Breed shows and two FCI All Breed Shows along with four specialty shows for Great Danes, Rottweilers, Labrador Retrievers & German Shepherds.

The show was held on 30th September, 1st & 2nd October 2016 at the most beautiful venue Shiva Parvathy Pushpa Gardens at Madhuravoyal, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. The show was judged by an eminent panel of 11 overseas judges who are as follows:

  1. Mr Mario Magsaysay, Philippines
  2. Dr José Luis Payró Dueñas, Mexico
  3. Mr David Miller, USA
  4. Ms Vija Klucniece, Latvia
  5. Mr David Strachan, Australia
  6. Mr Wayne Burton, Australia
  7. Mr Jaime Gazona, Peru
  8. Mr Juan Luis Martínez Gutiérrez, Mexico
  9. Dr Jesús Andres Villalobos Diaz, Mexico
  10. Mr Wellington Ho, Malaysia
  11. Mr Frank Goldlust, Germany

C.V. Sudarsan
General Secretary of the Kennel Club of India